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Contact Center Pipeline Magazine: Inside Our June 2019 Issue

We are seeing record numbers of low unemployment rates—the lowest in the past 50 years. Given the fact that contact centers, by their nature,...
Contact Center Pipeline Top 5 Blog Posts

Top 5 Posts in May

May is generally an event-loaded month for the industry. It’s also a time when blog readership spikes. This month, we saw a great deal...
Inside View: Randal Hiester, Health First

Inside View: An Interview with Randal Hiester, Health First

Improving service quality and performance is a never-ending quest for contact centers. The quality management process, once mostly carried out post-call for management and...
Promote Better Work-Life Balance in the Contact Center

Promote Better Work-Life Balance in the Contact Center

Although there is some difference of opinion about exactly what the term “work-life balance” means, Dolly Parton, in her classic comedy “9 to 5,”...
3 Tips for Embracing an Agile Approach to Digital Transformation

3 Tips for Embracing an Agile Approach to Digital Transformation

While digital transformation and technologies like chatbots and artificial intelligence (AI) remain top of mind for improving and innovating customer service processes, many companies...
Time to Create a Better Desktop

Time to Create a Better Desktop

It jumped out at me as big news: Lack of and/or bad desktop tools took the #1 spot on our challenges list for 2019....
Enhance Your Customer Support with Video

Enhance Your Customer Support with Video

It’s 2019: Your customers are going to expect immediate communication and results. At one time, sure, this seemed like a lot to ask for....
Tips and Techniques for Coaching Success

Tips and Techniques for Coaching Success

Coaching agents is arguably the most critical responsibility for frontline contact center management. Effective coaching is known to foster agent engagement, reinforce and expand...
Speech Analytics in 2019 and Beyond: With Change Comes Opportunity

Speech Analytics in 2019 and Beyond: With Change Comes Opportunity

If you’ve been lucky enough to be in the audience when an engaging speaker hits the stage, you know that his or her first...
High Absenteeism? Consider Your Agents’ “Breaking Point”

High Absenteeism? Consider Your Agents’ “Breaking Point”

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty frustrated by clients, prospects and some contact center managers who think that the only reason agents...
Managing Attrition in a Strong Economy

Managing Attrition in a Strong Economy

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the current unemployment rate is the lowest in 48 years. When the economy is strong and contact...
Contact Center Startup

Getting Off to a Flying Start… Or Are You?

The idiom “off to a flying start” is defined as “a start or beginning of anything, as characterized by the participant’s vigor and enthusiasm.”...